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Ladies and gents, as a beginning to my adjustment period to no longer having a room mate (an event that should be occurring soon) I am refocusing myself on getting more active back at the Jak and Daxter OC Club. For my followers who don't know what that is, it's all right in the title. It's a club on DA that is specifically for those who create and love OCs for the Jak and Daxter fandom. I've been gone for more than a year *cries* and I'm really looking to get back into it, and I'm starting with the Character Swap, a regular event that gives a theme, pairs off artists and their OCs, and has the pairs do a trade according to that theme. It's a LOT of fun and how I first got into the club a couple years ago. 

I am posting this here first because I want to signal-boost the club, because it seems like things have gotten quieter over there. If you love Jak OCs, either drawing or just admiring others, I invite you to join the club. There's all sorts of fun stuff we do over there! Second, this week's swap only has two participants so far, so if what I described up there sounds like fun to you, I highly advise you to join in! This swap's theme is Zombies!

CS #128 Sign Ups!Okay! So no one was up for the Valentine's themed Character Swap. No problem! Because our next theme is....
ZOMBIES.
You probably don't need that theme explained ;P
PARTICIPANTS:
:iconloorthedarkelf:'s Artimus
(1, 2, 3)
You will have until Monday, February 15th, at 11pm to sign up!
All you need to do to sign up for this art trade is leave a comment on this journal, saying that you'd like to sign up for this Swap, and leave the name of your character that you want your eventual partner to draw.
(And not owe anyone for a previous Character Swap!)
If you owe a picture from a previous Swap, as always, you wi


I hope you all have a great week,
-Loor
  • Mood: Tense
  • Listening to: Pandora
  • Reading: Game of Thrones
  • Watching: Orphan Black
  • Playing: The Witcher III: The Wild Hunt
  • Eating: Everything
  • Drinking: Coffee
Failure to Blend - 12 - Paranoia by LoorTheDarkElf
Failure to Blend - 12 - Paranoia
It's a chapter page! Which means *gasp* I've gotten through the first bit of this arc and we can start getting into the stuff I'm really excited about! But, in the meantime, enjoy our dear Ari having a nightmare... poor girl. 

I hope you're all looking forward to getting front-row seats to what's happening inside her head. :3

Since this is just a title page, I will be trying to get an actual comic out before Friday, but no promises. This week is gonna be pretty busy. 
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Failure to Blend - 11 - Ease Into It by LoorTheDarkElf
Failure to Blend - 11 - Ease Into It
Aristel promises to make social attempts in the future, Molly does her best to be a good foster parent, and someone watches them go... creeeeperrrrr

I am fully aware that I suck at outdoor scenes as well as vehicles. And I spent the better part of this week trying to get the middle panel right before I finally accepted that if I was going to get this out before the weekend was over, I had to accept that it was just going to look like shit. XD BUT I'm sorta certain that everyone can tell it's a car, so we'll roll with it. 

Onwards! 
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Holy hello my darlings, it's been forever.

I am so sorry, but I think I've said THAT a thousand and one times, so let's just get into the nitty gritty of this. 

In just a few weeks, I will no longer have a room mate. This is a positive thing for me, even if the process of getting there has been hard for everyone involved. It means that my time will once again be mine to do what I will with, without running the risk of hurting anyone's feelings or make anyone think that I'm mad at them simply because I'm being anti-social. This (hopefully) means that more shit will be getting done, and more stuff for you guys. So here's what's on the slab.

Multiverse Runaways: For those who haven't noticed, I have a new comic that I'm working on! It's a black and white endeavor with selective coloring, entailing the backstory of the OC I came up with for the Batman universe (More Batman The Animated Series than anything else, mainly because that's what I'm a fan of.) I am enjoying it MASSIVELY and in the coming months I would like to boost my production of it from 'At least a page every week' with no specific upload date to 'Update every Friday.' Having a regular update day would be wonderful, particularly because if the comic becomes popular enough, I would like to monetize it through Patreon-- and before anyone freaks out about that, I will not be putting the comic behind a paywall. The comic will be free to anyone who wants to read it. The Patreon will grant access to things like livestreams of the pages being drawn, concept art, Q and A, that sort of thing. The comic itself will always, always, always be free for everyone to read, and the idea of monetizing at all is only coming up because my tablet is dying and new drawing equipment isn't exactly cheap.  

Vacation or War and related art: I really want to get back into VoW. Like you guys have no freakin' idea. I miss it so much, and I want to properly finish it. The first chapters underwent a revision before things came to a grinding halt, so there's more than a little editing that needs to be done to put it all together and finally finish the project. There was just one little problem that's happened... 

About four months ago my computer experienced a fatal error that required a new hard drive. All of my in-progress chapters, as well as the old records of the original ones, were not backed up. All my notes, slush piles, and outlines are gone. 

Not to say I didn't know where the story was going, but getting back into it will take a substantial commitment of my brain to get things back in order, including committing to a re-read of the work as a whole to go hunting for plot-holes that I may have been considering turning into plot twists. XD The good news is that whenever I commit to a re-read I tend to find my typos and get more drawing ideas, so there's that. In a perfect world, I would like to commemorate every fully polished chapter with a little bit of artwork as a way of celebrating the project as a whole. Nothing crazy fancy, mind, just little sketches that capture the idea of the chapter or the action within it. Either way, VoW is not dead. Also there might be a thing that when my hubby and I get the appropriate recording equipment, I might actually be doing a let's play of the trilogy with him where I'll talk about where I get some of my ideas for stuff that will be posted to my YouTube. Depending on the day, I may also be drunk. Because apparently I'm funny when I'm drunk. XD

Naruto art and fanfiction: Let's be honest, I haven't done anything for the Naruto fandom for... years. Like an obscene amount of time. And, if I'm perfectly honest, I've kinda fallen out of love with the work I was doing there. Some of it was great, like there are some ideas in there that I REALLY loved, but other things I look back and I cringe a little bit. Then again, such is life. I do not know if those projects will be finished, re-chiggered, or what have you. I'd like to recommit to my core fandom of Jak and Daxter before I worry too much about it. 

Original Works: Cohime is my fucking baby, and my baby has been growing all of this time. THAT SAID I think I'm going to clear out the Cohime folder and start anew with the portfolio living here on DA, just because many of the things that do exist here on DA are outdated. I don't like the feeling of embarrassment that wells up when I look at the suggested stuff in the side bar and it's the old-ass comics that ended up not going anywhere because I was being a noob and running without a full outline. There should be more art coming for this side of my work, including some possible clay pieces as I've recently made a friend who's going to teach me how to work with some new mediums.

Commissions: Commission work is still wide open, and as I get back on my artistic feet I hope to do more collaborations and trades as well. I've got several thing that I owe people right now that have fallen to the wayside due to my current situation, ( :iconmilotheman: I am so sorry) BUT I hope to remedy that by the end of this month and get my shit back on track. Once I've cleared up all the people I owe, I will be posting a fresh journal letting everyone know that I have open slots again. 

Food: For those who remember me occasionally posting pictures of food, I'm going to make a folder for it. I'm slowly becoming a better and better cook and I like posting pictures of what I make, as well as recipes, tips, and tricks. To me, food is a type of self-expression, and I love telling people all about good food they can make that's tasty, healthy, and actually fits on a budget. 

:The Timeline:

SO! For those who are curious, this is the timeline of what's going on right now. The room mate will be moving out no later than Feb. 20th. During the time after that I will be working on catching up with all the things I've fallen behind on, such as commissions, and trying to get into a regular schedule with my comic. Writing is also a priority. 

If you've any questions, feel free to ask them. I love you all.

-Loor
  • Mood: Tense
  • Listening to: Pandora
  • Reading: Game of Thrones
  • Watching: Orphan Black
  • Playing: The Witcher III: The Wild Hunt
  • Eating: Everything
  • Drinking: Coffee
Lyra by LoorTheDarkElf
Lyra
Don't fucking ask. She apparently decided I NEEDED to draw her tonight before I was allowed to sleep. I still feel fucking restless. 
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LoorTheDarkElf
Lauren Chalupnik
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
HOLY CRAP It's been a long time since we've updated this. Alrighty, I am a digital artist who works with MS Paint and Paint.NET, usually producing fanart but original art does happen every now and again. My major fandoms (right now) are Jak and Daxter, Batman, and Naruto. I write fanfiction often with the use of OCs, and am the Author behind the Vacation or War series on Fanfiction.net.
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Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, the time has come. I am finally opening myself up for artistic commissions. You can find many examples of my work both here and here. Let’s talk about how this is going to work. 

:Rates: 

For my own security to ensure I do not spend hours on a piece only to find out my client cannot pay me or was never planning on paying me, clients will pay me 5$ USD upon beginning their commission. This pays for the first hour of work. If you were only commissioning a small sketch or head-shot, and it is finished within an hour, I will consider the work fully paid for. After that, my rate is 10$ USD an hour. Once a piece is finished, I will require full payment of its final price before posting it to my gallery on DA, as well delivering the image file to the client’s e-mail, if requested. 

:But Loor, how do I know you’re being honest about your work time?:

All commissions will be recorded on medium-quality via LiveStream. As far as I know, this is a record that can’t be tampered with of time I have spent working, and clearly documents exactly how much time was taken on a piece, a record that anyone can check. Also, as a bonus, you can watch as your commission takes shape, though I will not be interacting with the chat-box as I do not want to be distracted. 

:What you can ask for: 

The artist is comfortable with sexual themes between all kinds of couples, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, or number of participants. However, I will not create art of obvious pedophilia, rape, or other non-consensual acts. Also, for sexually explicit pictures, I will require that the client provide some kind of visual reference of the position/pose they want. 

I am fully comfortable with drawing OCs, but again, request some kind of visual reference on what they look like. Same goes for drawing canon RP muses for which the mun has a specific FC in mind. 

Other than that, the field is pretty open. 

:Okay, sounds cool, how do I hire you?: 

Send a message on my Tumblr [doctorkiebeth.tumblr.com], through the messaging system on DeviantArt, or to my e-mail loorthedarkelf@gmail.com . In the case of messages that can be titled, title it ‘Commission’ and include a description of what you want, any limitations in budget I should know about, if there’s a specific style of art you would like for the piece, and links/attachments/photos of any applicable reference material. Also, if you happened to see my advertised elsewhere, please include the username of whomever was promoting or recommended me. I will respond to ask questions if I need clarification, decline the commission if I feel it is outside of my ability to deliver a quality product, or confirm, give an estimate on how much it should cost, and provide instructions for the hiring payment to go to my PayPal account. Once that is received, I will begin work, all of which will be recorded via LiveStream. 

:I love your work, but I can’t afford you. Is there an option for the broke people of the internet?: 

Yes! yes there is. If a client hires me and mentions that you promoted/recommended me/they heard about me from your blog/website/whatever, I will award you a free hour of work! I will keep track of free hours on my computer, as well as notify you that someone mentioned you. You can use this free hour right away for a free sketch or mugshot, or something else small, or you can save them up for something bigger. You can also use these free hours to knock down the price of a larger commission. For example: You have three free hours, and commission me for a piece that takes five. Those three free hours knock 30$ USD off of the price, resulting in you only having to pay 15$

Free hours can also be used to wave the 5$ hiring/first hour fee, but I will always use them to knock off full-priced hours first.

And yes, I will always ask clients where they heard of me if they fail to mention it initially. 

So! Them’s the ropes. If this goes well, I may give my commissioning work a devoted blog of its own. Either way, I look forward with doing business with you. :)


  • Listening to: Pandora
  • Reading: Sherlock
  • Watching: Star Trek: Voyager
  • Playing: Prototype
  • Eating: Not a lot
  • Drinking: Water

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AceOfStCanardKLy Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015   Artist
Happy 24th birthday! :iconsheepplz::iconsheeplz::iconsheep-plz::icongoatplz::iconpig-plz::iconhorse-plz::iconponyplz::iconicecreamcakeplz::iconchampagneplz:
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LoorTheDarkElf Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you sweetling. <3
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Mochisprite Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Happy Birthday! :la:
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LoorTheDarkElf Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! T'was a happy birthday indeed. :D 
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Thank you for the fav!! :heart:
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Thanks for the fave! :D
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GuardianOfEnergy Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, you wouldn't happen to have a Flight Rising account, would you? If you do I think I just found it. :meow:
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LoorTheDarkElf Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed I do! You know you've find my account if the first three dragons in my lair are Jak, Loor, and Daxter. :) I'm currently working on getting a Ripple gene for Dax. 
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GuardianOfEnergy Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Daxter is going to look awesome with that gene! Did you completly gene him or did he already have Eye Spots and Underbelly? Would you at all mind if I sent over a friend request? My username is the same with the exception of the dashes.
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LoorTheDarkElf Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I gened him from scratch, was originally gonna change him to a fae but I didn't think it was worth the treasure, I've got other projects that are higher priority. And feel free!
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